Anhui Xinen Technology Company, Ltd. ("Xinen") (安徽新能科技有限公司) announced the launch of its revolutionary electric vehicle (EV) battery pack that is fire, water, leak and temperature resistant and prevents explosions, resolving the most critical problem in the EV industry to provide uncompromised safety and reliability for consumers.
Xinen's patented battery pack module is composed of hundreds of battery cells positioned in closely-packed cylinders arranged in a honeycomb configuration that delivers the highest density in the industry: 518 cells, compared to 444 cells for a comparable battery pack from the leading EV maker. The additional cells increase vehicle power for greater performance and driving range.
Our battery-cell cylinders are submerged and surrounded by coolant fluid. This process creates very even temperature distribution among battery cells, preventing hot spots and improving cell longevity. Our process also isolates each cell, similar to rockets or missiles in launch tubes. Thus, in the event one cell becomes defective for whatever reason and explodes, the explosion will not propagate to neighboring cells, which prevents the possibility of a catastrophic explosive event. In the very rare instance of an explosion, Xinen's patented design directs the explosion away from passengers.
Xinen's battery pack uses silicone rubber to make it fire resistant, water resistant, leak resistant, shock and vibration resistant, and it allows the battery pack to operate in a wide range of temperatures. This keeps the cells thermally isolated from the environment, thus minimizing the power required to maintain the battery cells at the required optimal temperature for charging, discharging or parking.
Xinen's battery modules have been validated by third-party certification labs, such as China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) and others. Our battery modules meet all current Chinese Government Safety Tests as well as U.S. regulatory requirements, such as: Over Charge and Over Discharge Test, Short Circuit Test, High Temperature Test, Compression Test, Low Pressure Test, Seawater Immersion Test, Drop Test, Thermal Cycle Test, and Vibration Test. Xinen battery modules also passed the Ingress Protection Code of IP68 with immersion under 2 meters of water.
"EVs should be as safe, if not safer than gas-fueled cars," said John Chan, co-founder and CEO of Xinen. "We believe our technology resolves many concerns about EV batteries and takes them to the next level of safety and performance, giving consumers greater peace of mind on the road."
Xinen is currently offering two types of battery modules for EVs: Module 518 for cars, and Module 92 for motorcycles. Xinen is delivering samples to customers such as JAC Motors, Youxia Motors, Pilot Motorcycle and Corbin Technology. Xinen expects to begin broader distribution by end of the year.
Xinen battery packs can also be used for mobile power storage and wall-mounted power storage.
Mr. Chan is a veteran technologist. He started his career designing the Fail Safe System for the missile system at Lockheed shortly after he graduated from college. He also developed the solar array drive and antenna positioning system for communication satellites at Ford Aerospace. He also worked in the disk drive industry and invented the 3.5 inch microfloppy disk. A decade ago, Mr. Chan and Mr. Vinod Rao, a veteran of the disk and optical drive industries, developed and supplied battery cooling tubes to the leading EV maker and they continue to be the sole supplier.
In 2015, Mr. Chan established Xinen after he was approached by SAIF Partners, one of the leading private equity firms in China, to create a battery pack that addresses the global need for safer EVs. Mr. Chan co-founded Xinen with Mr. Rao and developed the company's first patent on the Xinen battery pack.